Most well known for her portrayal of Cassy St. John in the USA Network series Silk Stalkings, she is also notable for her recurring roles as Becca Ross and Kelly Cochrane on the respective television dramas The Fugitive and Dark Justice.
Before beginning her acting career, she was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant.
She performed stunts for actress Susan Howard in the television series Dallas.
Born Janet Lynn Fulkerson, she spent her youth in Fort Worth, Texas. After her marriage to Carl Gunn ended in divorce, she welcomed a child with her second husband, Derek Norton.
She and Jane Kaczmarek appeared together in the 2013 feature film Lost on Purpose.